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Who is the political hack here?
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, May 03, 2007

First go watch this.

Then read this:
Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) this week criticized Gen. David Petraeus for not meeting with members of Congress during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., to report on the status of operations in Iraq, but not only did the commander of Multinational Force - Iraq meet with hundreds of lawmakers, he personally briefed Murtha himself.

Murtha told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Tuesday, "They bring Petraeus back - purely political move. Petraeus comes back here. He doesn't talk to any of us. He only talks to the news media and so forth trying to sell this program."

But a senior Defense Department official told Cybercast News Service that Petraeus personally briefed Murtha and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in an April 24 phone conference that lasted 20-30 minutes.

The following day, Petraeus conducted two 90-minute, top-secret level operations intelligence briefings for representatives and senators.

The first, to which all members of the House of Representatives had been invited, was attended by 250 congressmen, and the second was attended by 86 senators. After brief opening statements at the two briefings, Petraeus spent the remaining time answering questions from the congressmen in attendance.

"These were two of the most widely attended operations intelligence briefings in recent memory," the Pentagon official said.
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With this, the Okinawa, and his other ramblings, what is going on with Murtha? Surely there must be a better explanation than senility or dottiness.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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D is for… Dotty, Daffy, Demented, Disturbed, Dumb…

And, in this case, also Democrat…

He really does need to be put out to pasture...
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
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"Surely there must be a better explanation than senility or dottiness."

Well, there is stupidity, cynical political opportunism, etc. All in all, I think that senility is the most charitable explanation.
 
Written By: timactual
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Recent blow to the head?
 
Written By: Scott
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Wasn’t it recently that Democrats failed to show up for a briefing with General Petraeus? Murtha is more interested in advancing his parties agenda than doing what is right for the country. To paraphrase Disraeli “There are liars, damn liars and Liberals”
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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Murtha = Semper 1
’Nuff said.
 
Written By: SShiell
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Murtha just thinks everyone is really that stupid, that’s all.
 
Written By: looker
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Well, service in Vietnam trumps service today, don’t cha know. That upstart General P. acting like he knows more than the fabulous pro-military Murtha who "knows what it’s really like" and all that. General P. is a hack.

Okinawa is strategic brilliance.

We should listen to the *real* experts.
 
Written By: Synova
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I think a certain sock puppet owes Brit Hume an apology.
 
Written By: Lance
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Rep. John Murtha and the Speaker, I thought, said they couldn’t attend any meetings due to scheduling conflicts; that is why they had the conference call. Does he think we, the public, are idiots? Probably, since he keeps getting reelected regardless of his stupid statements and brush with criminality. Anyway, his public military record does appear to be somewhat inflated from Marines that served with him have said. But so many politicians do that, I guess it is now acceptable.
 
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